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“There is no such thing as true friendship with Japanese people,” or so I’ve heard a bunch of times. Is this really true? Or is there something we need to examine further when people make this statement?

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Aoi revisits her hometown and sees it anew. Mizhelle gets pensive as she goes to a shrine for cutting ties. Mihyun drinks, and drinks again.

A Filipino, a Japanese and a Korean – let this troublesome trio take you to the breathtaking scenes of Kyoto, as they forge friendship with good food, great fun, and a gargantuan appetite for Nihonshu… I mean life. An appetite for life and all its ups and downs.

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For foreigners living in Japan, mental health care is even more challenging as choices are limited and practices are sometimes left unchecked. This video is about a terrible experience I had with an American counselor in Tokyo. It still baffles me how this person is allowed to practice to this day, given that his behavior is offensive and questionably legal.

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Of Flowers and Lanterns: The Zama Sunflower Festival and the Asakusa Tōrō Nagashi
Summer is sizzling and what better way to beat the heat than to enjoy festivals?

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Mother Farm in Chiba:A three-hour ride from Tokyo Station, Mother Farm is a good place to visit if you want a relaxed day trip where you can be surrounded by lush greenery and adorable animals.

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All the studying I did back when I was in my home country amounted to very little success in communicating in Japan. My skills eventually improved, but not through books or exams. This video shows how I honed my skills, and no, it doesn’t really have anything to do with mushrooms, but who doesn’t like eringi, right?


A step-by-step guide on how to use Hot Pepper Beauty to make salon reservations in Japan.

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Feeling unhappy in love? Add these six words to your Japanese vocabulary! Probably won’t change how you feel, but at least you’d have learned something.

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